Lakeview Family Newsletter - June 7
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Looking ahead to next year
We hope you have a wonderful summer, and we cannot wait to have our classrooms filled with enthusiastic students again in September! Lakeview is a special place because of the people that fill our building - students, families, and staff. Thank you all!
2019-20 calendar - Click here for the link to the South Milwaukee School District calendar for next year. You will find the calendar for 4K at this link. Your refrigerator is going to be sad for the next few months without any new work coming home, so make it happy by hanging next year's school calendar on it!
Open House for all SM elementary schools is Wednesday, August 28th from 5-7 p.m.
The first day of school for 5K-12th grade is Tuesday, September 3rd.
4K visitation day (parent attends with child) is September 3 and the first regular day of 4K is on September 4.
The school hours will remain the same next year:
5K through 5th grade is 8:30-3:35
4K AM session is 8:30-11:40
4K PM session is 12:25-3:35
Who will my teacher be?
Class lists - We will follow the same procedure as the 2018-19 school year. If you have registered online by August 19, you will receive a postcard in the mail with your classroom teacher before Open House. If you do not complete online registration, you will not receive a postcard. Online registration opens on or about August 1. We will not post class lists on the front doors anymore to ensure student privacy & security.
Teachers for next year:
4K - Ms. Maes
5K - Ms. DeBruin, Ms. Chmeliewski, Ms. Hirthe
1st - Ms. Brever, Ms. Logisz
2nd - Ms. Benn, Ms. Busalacchi
3rd - Ms. Manthe, Ms. Sodemann, Mr. Tinsen
4th - Ms. Carrier & new staff member (will be hired soon)
5th - Ms. Wilke & Ms. Smith (new to Lakeview!)
AGR Instructional Coach - Ms. Swick
School Social Worker - Ms. Nihillisen-Mah (new to Lakeview!)
Specials - Ms. Tinsen (music), Mr. Walters (PE), Ms. Jastrow (library), Ms. Drake-Hames (art & new to Lakeview staff!)
Special Ed staff - Ms. Scales, Ms. Hartung, Ms. Zientara, and a new staff member
Title I reading intervention - Ms. Spangler and Ms. Hanneman
Thank you to the following wonderful Lakeview staff who will not be with us next year:
Ms. Amich and Ms. Robb are retiring after very successful careers!
Ms. Schwaab (4th), Ms. Ramirez (art), Ms. Chmela (4K para), and Ms. Johnson (special ed) are leaving us to do great things for students in other schools - we thank them for their service here!
Ms. Hillstrom (Social Worker) will be working at E.W. Luther next year, so she will continue her great work as an "SM Rocket"!
New Schedule for Specials Classes Next Year
Next year, students will have specials on a 4-day rotation, without regard to the day of the week. Therefore, a class may have art on "Day 1" but day 1 could really be any calendar day of the week. We will count Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4, and then start over with Day 1 again (see the schedule example of September for a visual explanation). This is similar to a middle school or high school rotation schedule.
This means that all classrooms will have an equal number of art, music, PE, and library classes over the course of the school year (about 44 hours of each) and will have more of each special as well. Over the course of a school year, there will be approximately 7 additional hours of each special as compared to the current schedule.
As a parent, the hardest part might be gym shoes ... it's easy to remember gym shoes using our current schedule, but since our new rotation schedule will put gym on any day of the week, I have two suggestions:
1. Keep a pair of gym shoes in your child's locker,
2. Wear gym shoes to school every day (really, there's no reason a student needs to wear anything but gym shoes to school every day).
We are excited to offer this for our students - let us know if you have any questions.
Not returning to Lakeview next year?
Please click the links below to find the teacher newsletter for your student(s):
Specialists - all grades (will rotate grades each week)
Events during the last week of school
Yearbook distribution will happen this week. Please talk to your child about how to treat their own yearbook with respect as well as that of other students. We do not have extra yearbooks on hand to replace damaged or vandalized copies.
Monday, June 10
Student council meeting during lunch
Tuesday, June 11
Cadet field trip to Classic Lanes
Chromebook collection for 5th grade (see below)
Wednesday, June 12
Field day activities during the afternoon
5th grade Recognition at 6 p.m.
Thursday, June 13
Last 1/2 day of school - dismissal at 11:45 a.m.
Report cards come home
5th Grade Chromebook Collection
• There is no Summer School on July 4th.
• The last day of Summer School is July 31.
Summer School is Monday through Thursday at the high school. All student drop off and pickup is at the gym doors. Doors open at 7:55 a.m. and the first class starts at 8:00 a.m. If your child has signed up for four hours of classes, they are done at noon and must be picked up promptly. If students start later than 8:00 or are done before noon, they may not wait at the high school - students may only be in the building for the times when they are enrolled in a class.
Please note: There are absolutely no registrations being accepted for Summer School at this time and there will not be any registrations taken in person at Summer School. Registrations were due on May 3rd.